Dr Vivek Lall is Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics based in Texas. In May 2018 he has been appointed by the US Government in a key advisory role for a 2 year term to the US Cabinet Secretary heading Department of Transportation in Washington DC which affects US and global aviation policies and technologies. Previously, he was CEO in charge of U.S. and Intl. Strategic Development at General Atomics. He has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Canada and a Masters of Aeronautical Engineering degree from US and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Wichita State University in Kansas.